How I learnt to love summer

It has been the most gorgeous few days in Leeds. Temperatures have been in the late 20s and the sky has been clear and blue. I have been reveling in the weather…hopping on and off the Leeds Water Taxi, enjoying a drink on a deck chair by the canal, taking a walk as the sun…

The magic of a bluebell wood

It is bluebell season. Bluebells aren’t just blue of course. They are purple. Violet. Lilac. And this time of year is just the time to notice…when some lucky ancient woodlands have a short but wonderful display of these most loved of flowers. I grew up near a bluebell wood, an ancient wood, surrounded by meadows at…

I predict a Riot Grrrl

This past Saturday Leeds was host to Live at Leeds, a multi venue music festival featuring dozens of artists and genres. My overall review is simple – it was great. Well executed and lots of fun. I have been to a similar event in north London – the Camden Crawl. It works well in Leeds with…

Dipping my painted toes into 2017

  A series of new year’s resolutions or plans feel a real possibility for me this year…or rather next year. I have moved to a new city and I feel surrounded by opportunities to have a fresh start, which is exciting. So…on the list for 2017: Health and wealth To improve both! I like the expression ‘don’t…